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MARCH 1960 



Before dawn on January 16. the "nerve center" of Taylor University, the 
87-year old Administration Building was destroyed by fire. Replaceable loss will exceed 

$"50,000. ■ - 

Faculty, students and townspeople, with emotions deeply stirred, st^ud helpless before 
t.he.:raghig inferno, which consumed all administrative offices, business offices, chemistry 
laboratories, the art and drama departments, nine classrooms, the mailing and duplicating 
department and the noted Walker- Museum. The Taylor tower had stood far nearly three 
generations as a revered symbol :of Christian higher education. 



Taylor is faced with an emergency need for 
dollars for the immediate" construe* 


Taylor is an interdenominational. IH-year oid, 
accredited Christian rnilfP^. Rihlirai '.■ evtmee&ieat 



Taylor makes emergency plans to 
erect a new Administration Building 
and a science building following the 
January 16 fire which destroyed the 
old "Ad" Building. 

Dr. B. Joseph Martin becomes the 
new Taylor President, succeeding Dr. 
Evan H. Bergwall who served for 
eight years. Dr. Milo Rediger was 
Interim President from July 1 - Janu- 
ary 1. 

The college reports on the unique 
Farm Forum held January 6. The 
event met with unparalleled re- 
sponse, attracting nearly 4,000 visi- 
tors including Governor Harold W. 

About the cover 

The cover photo is a reduced replica of part of a full page ad which is to announce 
Taylor's "Operation Emergency" to much of the Christian world. This ad is appearing in the 
Aoril issue of the following magazines: Moody Monthly, Christian Life, Youth for Christ, 
Eternity, King's Eusiness ard the Herald. During this time of emergency, Taylor is seeking 
the support of Christian friends around the world. 

March, 1960 Upland, Indiana Vol. 52, No. 8 

Issued monthly except April, August and December. Entered as second clas~ 

matter at Upland, Indiana, April 8, 1900, under Act of Congress July 16, 1894. 

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Although the administration building stands in lifeless ruins, the rest of the campus, par- 
ticularly the ground floor of the library, is a beehive of activity. Since this photo was taken, 
the safe containing the mailing list was dug out from the rubble in the right foreground. 


On the spot where the old admin- 
istration building stood, a new ad- 
ministration - classroom building is 
scheduled to be erected and com- 
pleted by September, 1961. This is 
the schedule outlined by the Board 
of Trustees when they launched "Op- 
eration Emergency" on January 23. 


Shortly after this action, the 30 
member Parents' Committee of the 
college met and instituted a cam- 
paign to raise a minimum of $25,000 
from among parents of present stu- 
dents, during the next three years. 
Optimism was so high that the group 

set a faith goal of $75,000. Mr. Von 
Pinkerton, Marion, Indiana, was 
named Chairman of the campaign. 


Letters from alumni have been re- 
ceived in a steady stream since the 
fire. Many have sent in pledges, 
while a great number of others have 
sent their names and addresses and 
those of other alumni friends, and all 
have expressed their concern and 
deep interest. These letters are a 
tremendous inspiration to the col- 

In response to a request in the 
"Extra", many class agents have al- 
ready sent the names of their respec- 
tive classes. 

Why Do Tragedies Happen? 

Why do tragedies happen? Ad attempt on my part to 
answer this question would reveal little more than a "smatter- 
ing of ignorance." 

But of this I am sure : that Christianity without trials and 
obstacles would lose its character. Or, to put it another way — 
the alleviation of misery is redemptive, but the alleviation of 
difficulty reduces people to mediocrity. 

The burning of the Administration Building was a deep 
experience which tested and illuminated the stalwart Christian 
character of those who control the destiny of the college. 

An indescribable spectacle, the "Ad" Building — its stately 
tower a gigantic torch, its windows emitting "boiling" fire 
like a battery of blast furnaces. Yet, neither in myself nor in 
anyone else could I sense a feeling of despair or even pessi- 

There were some great personal losses. The Walker Mu- 
seum represented a great deal of personal sacrifice, particu- 
larly on the part of Dr. Wengatz, who gave richly of his time 
and energy to provide a large part of the collection. In this 
building, Dr. Bediger, Paul Keller and others had spent thou- 
sands of hours in devoted service. 

The cause of Christ had suffered an apparent setback. Yet 
the truth of Romans 8:28 was felt vividly — "In all things God 
works for good . . . . " 

Even before the flames grew tired, there was an unusual 
spirit of optimism. The character, the purpose, the stability 
of Taylor were as evident as the fire which consumed her great 
symbol, and vindicated the declaration of Bishop William 
Taylor, "This work is of God." 

The air was filled with the confidence that the great Taylor 
family everywhere would rise to the challenge with a spirit 
of devotion and sacrifice as never before in the school's history. 

We are proud of the Taylor family which has resolved that 
"Taylor's Tower Shall Bise Again." 

We are grateful for the character of this great fellowship 
which is shining in this hour of emergency as the stars in the 
labyrinth of heaven. 

— - The Editor 

Dr. 8. Joseph Martin Becomes President 

Dr. Redder welcomes Dr. Martin 
to Taylor University. Part of Bishop 
WiS'iam Taylor's mace and his por- 
trait are seen in the background. 
These treasures were lost in the fire. 
This scene in the President's office, 
was the last picture taken in the ad- 
ministration building. 

Dr. B. Joseph Martin, formerly 
president of Wesleyan College in Ma- 
con, Georgia, arrived on the Taylor 
University campus on January 1 to 
assume the presidency here. Com- 
menting on Dr. Martin's arrival, Dr. 
Milo A. Rediger stated: "In light 
of the recent history of our college 
and in consideration of the develop- 
ment program we have launched, I 
believe God has definitely led Dr. 
Martin to us. His background of ex- 
perience in the college field qualifies 
him to give us the kind of leader- 
ship we need at the present time. 

"I am also confident that the evi- 
dence of deep Christian devotion in 
Dr. Martin's life indicates that the 
spiritual atmosphere of Taylor will 
not only be maintained but en- 

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Following the fire, Dr. Martin, 
with the spirit and enthusiasm that 
are his trademark, emphasized re- 
peatedly, "We are glad that we are 
here to help share the load." His 
faith and optimism have had a pro- 
found effect on the entire campus. 


The following editorial appeared in the Marion, Indiana, Leader-Tribune: 

The sphere of Taylor University's importance is growing and the con- 
tinuation of this upward climb now has been entrusted to the hands of a new 
president, Dr. B. Joseph Martin. 

Dr. Martin is already hard at work. 

Despite the heavy load of responsibilities in becoming more familiar 
with the Upland campus, the faculty and the students, the new president has 
not wasted any time in getting better acquainted with others of the com- 

He's been in Marion and Hartford City and other communities of the 
area. He's been talking with business men, industrial leaders and farmers. 

This, certainly, is the right pattern for the new president to follow. 

A couple of days ago, Dr. Martin said that he can see a great future for 
Taylor University and he wants to know how the university can play a more 
important role in this area of Indiana. . . . 

We wish him every success in his new job and we feel certain the com- 
munities of Leader-Land are ready and able to play a cooperative part in the 
new expansion of Taylor University." 



President Martin, center, is flanked by Governor Harold W. Handley, right 
and Jay Gould, Farm Director, WOWO Radio, Fort Wayne, during conversa- 
tion before the Farm Forum banquet. 

The unprecedented Farm Forum, 
staged at Taylor on January 6, was 
acclaimed by the press as "one of 
the best attended and most widely 
publicized one night discussions ever 
promoted by an Indiana college." 

Plans Snowballed 

During initial planning, college of- 
ficials never dreamed that the event 
would reach such mass proportions. 
Originally the Forum was slated for 
Shreiner Auditorium, but as it be- 
came evident that interest was 
mounting, the site was changed to 
Maytag Gymnasium. 

So great was the response that ad- 
ditional chairs had to be secured 
from Hartford City to accommodate 

the crowd, estimated at 3800-4000, 
largest ever assembled in the gym. 

About 400 newsmen, bank presi- 
dents, land grant officers and other 
political and civic leaders attended a 
banauet preceding the Forum. Orig- 
inally a maximum of 125 persons 
were expected. 

Governor Handley Attends 

Among the notables present were 
Governor Harold W. Handley, about 
20 members of the state legislature, 
the contributing editor of Time mag- 
azine, a representative from United 
Press International and the Manag- 
ing Editor of Prairie Farmer. 

Forum participants included Dr. 
Earl L. Butz, Dean of the School of 




President Martin and Governor Harold Handley chat with Time reporter 
from New York, George Harris, far right and Ed Wallis, General Manager, 
radio station WOWO, Fort Wayne. 

Agriculture, Purdue University; John 
C. Raber, President, Indiana Farm- 
ers Union; George Doup, President, 
Indiana Farm Bureau; Robert J. Gilt- 
ner, Master, Indiana Grange; W. 
Wayne Townsend, Indiana State Rep- 
resentative and Jay Gould, Farm Di- 
rector of WOWO Radio, Fort Wayne. 
Reports from visitors indicated 
that they were favorably impressed 
with the atmosphere of the college. 
One of the nation's leading farm 
broadcasters, in his program the fol- 
lowing day, remarked that it was re- 
freshing to breathe the clean pure 
air on Taylor's campus. 

Editorial Lauds College 
An editorial in the Marion Chron- 
icle stated in part "the visitors dis- 
covered that Taylor University is a 
progressive Christian college which 
is moving ahead rapidly and isn't 
afraid to try something new. 
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Robert Wille, acting Program Director, 
WMRI Radio, Marion, Indiana, set up equip- 
ment back stage in the gym where he was 
in charge of recording the program. Twelve 
tapes of the Forum were sent to various 
radio stations which aired the event. 

Personalities who participated in the Farm Forum are: left to right: D^vid 
LeShana, Director of Public Relations; Dr. Milo Rediger; President Martin; 
George Doup; Governor Handley; Jay Gould; John Rabar; Robsrt Giitnsr; Dr. 
Earl Butz and Representative Wayne Townsend. 

"Taylor also benefited from the ex- 
perience. Many persons who knew 
little or nothing about the Upland 
school went away with a favorable 

"We hope that Taylor continues to 
be an outstanding example of how a 
college or university can serve its 
community and the public in general." 

How It All Began 

The Taylor Business Club, Profes- 
sor Dalton Van Valkenburg, advisor, 
sponsors a series of lectures each 
year by leading Christian business- 
men. In a planning session, one of 
the club members suggested the pos- 
sibility of a discussion of the Farm 
program. (Continued on page 9) 


Farm Forum panelists are shown in action on the stage of the gymnasium. 



Warren Lewis, '52, has been named 
General Chairman of Alumni Day 
for 1960, scheduled June 10. 

Festivities will include class re- 
unions during the noon hour, the 
annual alumni business meeting in 
the afternoon, the alumni banquet, 
with graduating seniors and their 
parents as guests, and the evening 

Alumni and former students are 
urged to reserve this date for a trip 
to the campus. Reservation blanks 
and additional information will be 
included in the next issue of the 
Alumni Magazine. 

Commencement exercises will be 
held the following morning, Satur- 
day, June 11, at 9:30, in Maytag Gym- 
nasium. Speaker will be Senator 
Frank Carlson of Kansas. 


Taylor's basketball Trojans closed 
the curtain on the 1959-60 season 
with a solid 89-83 victory over the 
University of Illinois, Chicago. This 
followed closely on the heels of an 
82-61 conquest of Hanover, there, on 
February 20. 

The fast breaking Odlemen fin- 
ished with an 18-10 overall perform- 
ance and tied for third place in the 
Hoosier Conference, (behind Indiana 
Central and Manchester), with a rec- 
ord of 5 wins and 5 losses. 

Odle loses only one player by grad- 
uation this year, Roger Jenkinson, 
who was named to the All Confer- 
ence team last year, and was a mem- 
ber of the Venture for Victory squad. 
With a talented group of returning 
lettermen next year, prospects are 
bright for a successful season. 

Forest Boyd, News Director of WLWI-TV, Indianapolis, interviews Farm 
Forum participants just before the evening program. 


(Continued from page 8) 
Professor Van Valkenburg immedi- 
ately approached Representative 
Wayne Townsend, a member of the 
state Agricultural Committee, for 


Townsend took to the idea and se- 
cured the four guest speakers. Town- 
send, "Van" and college officials then 
joined forces to plan and promote 
the event. 

Nine Alumni Chapters Hold Meetings 


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The Pensacola aiumni are shown enjoying some authentic Taylor fellowship in the home 
of Lt. and Mrs. (Miriam Culp '57) Stewart. Dr. Charles Shilling, '23, left foreground, repre- 
sented the college. 


A total of 9 Taylor chapter meet- 
ings have been held since Homecom- 
ing Day, attended by a combined 
total of 189 alumni, students, parents, 
prospective students and friends of 
the college. 

David LeShana, Director of Public 
Relations, represented the college at 
meetings in Albany, New York; New 
Jersey (New York City area); Phila- 
delphia and Boston during an east- 
ern trip in late November and early 

In charge of the get-togethers were 
Harold Bauer, '41, Albany; Herman 
Lindland, '52, New Jersey; Robert 
Neely, '52, Philadelphia; and Douglas 
Wingeier, '51, Boston. Approximately 
60 persons attended the New York 
City-eastern New Jersey chapter 
meeting, held December 1 at Fort 
Lee, New Jersey. 

Floridians Hear Dr. Shilling 

Dr. Charles Shilling, '23, arranged 
his science lecture itinerary to sched- 
ule Taylor meetings in Pensacola, 
Florida on December 5th and in Chi- 
cago on December 28. The get-to- 
gether in Pensacola was held at the 
home of Lt. and Miriam (Culp '57) 
Stewart, with 13 present. Mae Jean 
Gilbert, '50, was in charge, in ad- 
dition to his high post with the 
Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. Shil- 
ling is a member of the Taylor Board 
of Trustees. 

Chicago Group Stages Banquet 

Twenty-one alumni and friends at- 
tended the Chicago meeting. Also 
representing the college in addition 
to Dr. Shilling, were E. Sterl Phin- 
ney, Dr. Nussbaum '49, and Dr. Don- 
ald Porter, who were in the city for 
professional conventions. Fred Faia, 
'52, was host for the evening. 
(Continued on page 11) 



Taylor's fourth annual Science Lec- 
ture Series, one of the most popular 
events on the academic calendar, was 
held March 13-16, featuring four out- 
standing scientists. 

Guest scientist best known to alum- 
ni is Dr. Charles Shilling, '23, Deputy 
Director of the Division of Biology 
and Medicine of the Atomic Energy 
Commission. He opened the confer- 
ence Sunday evening, with an ad- 
dress titled "Semantics." 

Other visiting lecturers were Dr. 
Raymond Seeger, Deputy Director of 
Mathematical, Physical and Engineer- 
ing Division of the National Science 
Foundation; Dr. I. E. Wallen, Divis- 
ion of Biology and Medicine, Atomic 
Energy Commission; and Dr. John A. 
Christian, Coordinator of Bionucleon- 
ics Research, Purdue University. The 
agenda included a total of seven 
classroom lectures, plus five guest 
convocations and a banquet. Titles of 
some of the lectures were: "Medicine 
and Religion", "The Usefulness of 
Useless Research", "The Dimensions 
of Life", "Shock Wave Phenomena", 
"The Frontiers of Science Educa- 
tion", and "Oceanography". 

The Science Lectures provide Tay- 
lor students and faculty members an 


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The northwest Ohio chapter meet- 
ing was held at Archbold for a carry 
in Sunday dinner on October 25 with 
an excellent turnout of 31 present. 
Gene Rupp, '58, is president of the 
group and the Alumni Secretary rep- 
resented the college. 

Elect Officers 

The Kokomo chapter, John Nelson, 
'52, president, met at the home of 
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Halfast, '38, on 
November 13. Representing the col- 
lege were Robert Klemm and the 
Alumni Secretary. Mai Cofield, '51, 
was elected new president of the 
group. Seventeen persons were in at- 

The Rev. and Mrs. John C. Louth- 
ain, '58 and '57, have reported a 
Taylor get-together which was held 
at their home in Wilmore, Kentucky 
on January 5, where 11 Taylorites 
met to enjoy an evening of fellow- 
ship, which included a time of pray- 
er on behalf of the college. 

exceptional opportunity for addition- 
al training, particularly in the fields 
of physics and biology. The partici- 
pation of guest scientists was spon- 
sored by the American Institute of 
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Solid Taylor boosters, the Kokomo chapter met in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Hal- 
fast '38 on November 13. The Halfast's are seated front row left and the new chapter presi- 
dent, Mai Cofield, is front row center. 


Taylor Alumni Form Outstanding Fund Organization 
With 227 Workers - One for Every 13 Alumni 


In a brochure which is being pre- are serving as Area Organization 

pared to submit to a leading philan- Chairmen and 204 are serving as 

thropic foundation, the college pre- Regional Chairmen. Together with 

sents with pride, a report on the members of the general fund com- 

alumni fund organization, and alum- %* tee i {h t e organization consists of 

. • ■ . ■ • ,, j- j 227 volunteer workers — one for every 

ni participation in the fund program. ]3 a|umni This fa & very impressive 

The report points out that, this record. Names of alumni fund per- 
year 21 alumni and former students sonnel for 1959-60 are listed below. 


W. Rodney Abram, Elmer Copley, Robert Cox, Robert Crum, Gerald Fisher, DeWitt Fowler, 
Harry Fruth, Howard Girard, Carl Hassel, Harold Homer, William Jamieson, Henry Karg, Don 
Klopfenstein, Herman Lindland, Richard Meske, James McElwee, William Ng, David Rathjen, 
Roy Shervy, Edward Shy, and Paul Sreiner. 


Wesley Arms, Joy Arthur, Clyde Augsberger, Lyle Barrett, Ernest Batman, Harold Bauer, 
Lawrence Bauer, Norman Baxter, Roger Beaverson, Joe Beeson, Robert Bell, Peter Bensen, 
Janet Berst, Evan Bertsche, Richard Bishop, Mervyn Boyle, James M. Bragan, Frank W. Breen, 
Mrs. Edwin A. Briggs, Gary Browne, Wesley Bullis, Don Callan, Harry Canning, W. Neal Carr, 
Van Ness Chappell, Art Christensen, Richard Clark, William Coburn.. George Cochard, Malvin 
Cofield, Dwight Conrad, Harold Crecraft, Harold Curdy, Theodore Curtis, Gertrude Dahl, L. C. 
Daughenbaugh, LeRoy DeLong, Edward Dodge, Lewis Douglas, William Driscolt, Oral Duck- 
worth, Howard G. Eicher, Edward Evanick, Jual Evans, Fred Faia, Charles W. Fields, Cal Fleser, 
Chester Fox, Wayne Frase, David Frazer, Russell Frey, Carol Fricke, Wallace Fritts, Al Furbay, 
Rex Gearhart, Mae Jean Gilbert, Wallace Good, Robert Grubb, Ronald Gullett, G. Arthur 
Hansen, J., Robert Haseitine, Robert E. Henthorn, Martin Hess, William Hesse, Carl Hofinga, 
J. N. Holder, Norman Holmskog, David Hopwood, Don Hubbard, Walt Huitema, John Hunt, 
Alfred Hunter, Forrest Jackson, Barbara Jacobsen, Donald Jacobsen, H. M. Jenkins, Gordon 
Johnson, Ruby Johnston, Paul Kadowaki, Alfred Kahler, Joyce Kaufman, Mrs. Robert Kauff- 
man, William Kimbrough, Rosie Klaasen, Delores Larson, A. C. Lee, Orlan Lehman, Daniel 
Lesher, Warren Lewis, Loren Lindholm, Lorraine Lindholm, Ralph Mathiasen, Edward Maynard, 
Dwight Meier, Ray Merz, Rosell Miller, Arthur Mix, Mrs. Walter A. Molinder, H. Earl 
Moore, Robert J. Morgan, Cameron Mosser, DeMerrill Motter, Wilbur Mullins, J. C. Murphy, 
Clarence Musser, Virgil Myers, Fred Mackenzie, Alfred McAdam, James McCallie, Robert 
Neely, Leon Nicholson, Richard Norris, Milo Nussbaum, Gerald O'Brien, Harold Oechsle, Basil 
Osborne, Barbara Owens, Peter Pascoe, William Pickering, Robert Fieschke, Richard Plantes, 
Lennart Poison, Floyd Porter, Nathan Price, Miriam Pugh, Lyle Rasmussen, William Rediger, 
John Reed, Roy Reese, Paris Reidhead, James Rhine, Ross Richey, Don Rose, Gene Rupp, 
Doriand Russett, Floyd Selby, Paul J. Shacktev, Larry Sheets, Owen Shields, Raymond Shirey, 
Thomas Sidey, Carl Siktburg, Stewart H. SU/er, John Simpson, John Siner, Lavern Skinner, 
Dorraine Snogren, Priscilla Snyder, Rdss Snyder, Ivan Somers, Hazen Sparks, Harold Spring- 
er, Garfield Sreedman, Elton B. Stetson, John Stockman, Paul Stockman, William Stone, Alvin 
Strong, Carroll Stroshine, R. Marvin Stuart, Charles Tharpe, C. Lyle Thomas, Robert Titus, 
John Travis, Dan Trollinger, Lee Truman, Clyde Trumbauer, Richard Turner, Richard Unken- 
holtz, Mrs. W. B. Uphold, G. A. Upton, Ronald Valutis, Robert Warton, Mrs. Robert Watson, 
Jack Weaver, David Wheeler, John Wheeler, Jr., D. V. Whitenack, Mrs. Ward Whitman, 
Douglas Whittam, Don Wilks, Lewis Wilson, Donald Wing, Dorothy Wing.. Douglas E. Win- 
geier, Robert Wolfe, Wayne Yeater, Harold Zart, Reginald Alford, Elsa Anderson, Devee Brown, 
Wallace Deyo, Robert Duffy, Eleanor Fordyce, Adolf Hansen, Harold Herber, Jack King, Jean 
Knowles, R. M. Lautenschlager, Anne Leland, Kenneth McGarvey, Charles D. Saleska, Claude 
Thomas, Don R. Yocum. 


It is hoped that alumni and for- $100,000 over the next three years 

mer students will reach their goals for "Operation Emergency." Reach- 

of $50,000 and 50% particioation inq 50% participation by June 30 

this year, and will raise an additional will be a monumental victory. 



The 27th annual Youth Conference 
scheduled April 22-24 will feature 
the Rev. Warren Wiersbe and the 
Rev. Kenneth Enright '45, as speak- 
ers. Wiersbe is the Editor of Youth 
for Christ Magazine and Director of 
the Literature Division. 

Enright, now on furlough, has 
completed his second term as a Meth- 
odist missionary to the Belgian Con- 

The theme of the Conference is 
"What Is Your Life." Co-chairmen 
are Rosalie Closson, senior from 
Woodburn, Indiana and DeWayne 
Bontrager, senior from Elkhart, In- 

Registration will be open to ap- 
proximately 1000 young people and 
is limited to those between the fresh- 
man year in high school and 23 years 
of age. 

For reservations, contact Tom 
Rumney, Youth Conference Registra- 
tion Chairman. 


(Continued from page 12) 

Biological Sciences. The series is 
planned and promoted by the college 
Department of Natural Sciences and 
the Science Club. 

News of the Classes 


A story in the November 16 issue 
of the Chicago Daily News featured 
the ministry of the Rev. and Mrs. 
Paul S. Newev '13, who serve the 
Assvrian Congregational Christian 


Rev. Eugene W. Pilarim '23 is 

Chanlain at the Veterans Adminis- 
tration Hospital and Center, Togus, 

Maine, where he has served for 5V2 
years. The hospital houses 775 pa- 


Melvina Gleason Wilson (widow of 
Rev. M. Lee Wilson) is now studying 
intensively to be a Methodist mis- 
sionary. She was commissioned in 
January and plans to sail in March 
for Lahore, Pakistan for work in the 
Lucie Harrison School for Girls. Her 
present address is Box 268, 55 Eliz- 
abeth St., Hartford 5, Conn. 


Mr. and Mrs. Don Thrall (Helen 
Hessenauer) are both teaching 6th 
grade sections in the school at Man- 
chester, Michigan. 


The Reverend ('30) and Mrs. Ev- 
erett W. Culp (Ellen Smith '31) con- 
secrated their new Methodist Church 
in Cumberland, Maryland on Sep- 
tember 13. This is the first of four 
buildings being constructed. The 
Culps took a group on a missionary 
trip in February, conducting the an- 
nual convention for the Faith Holi- 
ness Mission and visiting out-stations 
and other mission stations in Haiti. 
This was their 8th missionary trip. 


Knight and Carol (Vandersoll x'32) 
Worth live at 1331 Gibbs Avenue, 
N. E., Canton 5. Ohio and pastor a 
church there. Their two older chil- 
dren are in high school and the 
youngest in 5th grade. 

Gerald ('30) and Louise (Hazleton) 
Wesche live in Nampa, Idaho, where 
Gerald is a physician and Louise is 
a teacher in a Christian high school. 
They have one son teaching in high 
school, a daughter in nurses train- 
ing, one a senior and one a high 
school freshman. 

Darwin Bryan has been director of 
youth work for the Ohio Farm Bu- 
reau Federation since 19^7 and finds 
it challenging and sa+isfving. Mrs. 
Bryan is with the American office 


of the Forster-Willi Company, whose 
main office is a manufacturing plant 
in Switzerland, where fancy Swiss 
lace is made and distributed world- 
wide. Their son operates their home 
farm and their daughter and family 
live in Garrett, Indiana. The Bryans 
live at 1020 Northwest Blvd., Colum- 
bus 12, Ohio. 

Cameron Mosser and family live in 
Manning, South Carolina, where they 
have served the Presbyterian Church 
for five years. They are now in a 
construction and redecorating pro- 

Rev. and Mrs. A. S. Grant (Wilma 
Annand) serve a Baptist church and 
live at 1540 Teresa, Modesta, Cali- 
fornia. She is active in child evan- 
gelism, teaches Bible study weekly 
and a Sunday School class. 

Ivan ('30) and Doris (Davis) Somers 
live at 777 Grace Street, Northville, 
Michigan, where Ivan is technical 
representative for a company in De- 
troit. Their oldest son, Dick, is a 
flying instructor, stationed in Sher- 
man. Texas; Norman attends Ferris 
Institute at Big Rapids and Charles 
is a 9th grader. 

K. Edward Maynard writes that he 
retired at the last session of the 
conference in May, 1959, and then 
began working 15 hours a day build- 
ing their new home at 207 Holly- 
wood, Muncie, Indiana. His retire- 
ment was short lived, since August 1 
he has been supplying a small 
church near Fowlerton, Indiana. 

Luman Douglas is serving a church 
in Ruston District. Ruston, Louisiana. 
They live at 319 Glendale Drive. Dif- 
ficulties arise since they are in the 
center of the "Opposition" as to the 
race situation. The state headquar- 
ters is within their district. 

Andy Long worked as an inspector 
with the U. S. Army Corps of En- 
gineers at Lakehurst, N. J. He and 
his wife, the former Mvrna Zook 
(x'34) and his two children make 
their home in Frankford, Delaware 
at present. He mav continue in con- 
struction or go back to teaching. 
Florence (Hazelton) Bicksler is 

teaching elementary grades and 
lives at 14 Canal St., Lebanon, Penn- 
sylvania. Her son is a missionary in 

Eva Dennison is still at Welch's, 
in the sales department, and living 
in Westfield, New York. She enjoyed 
her visit with Carol Severn Klein 
and her husband, George, this past 
summer, when they returned from 

Dale D. Russell is serving a church 
in Rutland, Vermont and living at 
71 Williams Street. At present he is 
trying to get a building program un- 
der way. His son is a sophomore in 
high school this year. He seldom 
sees Taylor alumni and was pleased 
to discover Arlene Wright, whose 
wedding he performed, was a '56 
graduate of Taylor and now lives in 

Clarence and Helen (Brechbill) 
Musser live in Grantham, Pennsyl- 
vania, in a new home just across 
the road from where they had lived 
for 22 years. Clarence is teaching 
high school chemistry and physics. 
He spent six weeks at Cornell this 
summer on a Shell Merit Scholar- 
ship in Science. Helen cares for a 
sick mother and has some mission- 
ary prayer circles in the church. 
Their son, David, is a freshman in 
high school, Anne is a teacher in 
Ca'ifornia and Robert, a junior in 
Wheaton College. 

Esther (Draper) Irwin writes that 
her husband, Everett, is a licensed 
contractor in Clearwater, Florida, 
which is the fastest growing citv in 
the U. S. They live at 1885 Kings 
Highway. Their oldest son, Gordon, 
works for the "Clearwater Sun"; 
Kenneth and Louise both attend col- 
lege in Nashville; Donald, out of 
high school, is working a year be- 
fore going to college; Doris, 13, is in 
8th grade and Paul, 11, is in 6th 

Wallace and Mary (Beebe) Devo 
serve the Noble Street Methodist 
Church in Anderson. Indiana, after 8 
years at Wabash. Their three daugh- 
ters have graduated from Taylor and 
Arthur is a sophomore now. Allen 


is in high school. Mr. Deyo's sister, 
Marguerite, has now returned to the 
mission field in Southern Rhodesia 
for her fourth term of service. 

Hugh and Vivien (Myers '32) 
Freese still live in Upland and both 
work at the A. D. Freese & Sons, 
Inc. print shop. Their main job is 
publishing Contest Magazine, a 
monthly hobby publication. In con- 
nection with this, they have taken 
a number of interesting trips over 
the U. S. delivering addresses at 
various state and national conven- 
tions. Their daughter, Judy, is at In- 
ternational Business College in Ft. 
W=yne and son, Neil, and family 
and daughter Bonnie and family live 
in Hartford City. 

Ralph and Eunice (Davis) Dodge 
are livinq at 5833 Carrollton Av- 
enue, Indianaoolis 20. Indiana until 
May 1, when they will go to Denver 
for the Council of Bishops meeting, 
followed by Gen»>-al Conference. 
From there, they will return to Af- 
rica. Their son. Ed ('58) and wife, 
(Nancy Delay '57) and Randv live in 
Indianapolis also. Cliff, 17, is a 
senior at Broad Ripo'e high school 
in the same city. Peggy, 12, will 
leave for Africa in time to start hiqh 
school on January 26. Lois gradu- 
ated from Carleton College, North- 
field, Minnesota last June. 

The Hoovers, Kenneth and Irene 
(Witmer '32) live at 391 Bedford 
Road, Pleasantville, N*>w York, 
where their church building pro- 
gram is proving to be a challenge. 
Irene is secretary in a high school 
there. Their son, Rollin, is superin- 
tendent of the Newton Falls Paper 
Company and is responsible for 
26,000 acres of timberland in the 
Adirondack Mountains. Their daugh- 
ter, Barbara, works in nearby Har- 
rison and lives at home; Noel teach- 
es kindergarten at Stamford, New 
York; Charlotte Jean is a senior in 
high school and son, Jimmy, is a 

Beatrice Bartoo is in Kenmore, 
New York, serving as general sec- 
retary for a church of 2800. 

Mrs. Olin Roderick (Ardath Furst) 

lives on a farm near Warsaw, In- 
diana and does substitute teaching in 
the schools and in the Sunday 

Mary Poling lives in Worcester, 
Massachusetts, where she is in 
charge of the district office for the 
Massachusetts Society for the Pre- 
vention of Cruelty to Children. 
James Uhlinger ('29) is one of their 
board members. 

Frank Ackerman lives in Williams- 
burg, Kentucky. He and his wife 
make trips to foreign countries, stud- 
ying customs and conditions, and 
taking pictures. They travel exten- 
sively giving lectures and travel- 
ogues on the countries visited. 

George Lee is head of the Science 
Department in the Anderson. Indiana 
hi eh school, and in addition, is 
Youth Director of the Noble Street 
Methodist Church. His wife teaches 
kindergarten. Thev enjov th^ir 
school and church work together. Mr. 
Lee is enjoving working with Wal- 
lace Deyo, who is pastor there. 

The Rev. G. Wirth Tennant has 

authored a devotional message which 
appeared in the January-February, 
1960 Upper Room, page 33. This is a 
devotional guide with a world cir- 
culation of more than three million 
copies, representing every Protes- 
tant denomination. 


F. C. Johannides, R. R. 1, Metho- 
dist Parsonage. Eaton Raoids, Mich- 
igan, received his Bachelor of Divin- 
ity degree from Garrett Biblical In- 
stitute this past summer. 


Ross and Mrs. Vivian (Havens x'43) 
McLennan have moved to Oklahoma 
City, where he hones to further the 
same tvoe of program that the Mich- 
igan Temperance Foundation, of 
which he is executive director, has 
had since its beginning. 


Jim and Genevieve (ShuDoert '45) 
Bertsche have spent the past three 


months in Belgium studying the 
schools there and also the French 
language. Susie attended 4th grade, 
Linda, 2nd, in the International 
School in Brussells and Timmy at- 
tended a nearby kindergarten. They 
have recently returned to the mis- 
sion field in the Belgian Congo. 


Lawrence and Betty (Hughes) 
Brown are continuing their mission 
work in Brazil and enjoying their 
three boys, Ellis, 3rd grade, Eurival, 
1st grade and Edvaldo, kindergarten, 
who are all three at the head of their 
classes. The Browns ask for our pray- 
ers for their three Brazilian children 
and for all others. 


Robert and Gene (Gibbs) Henthorn 

are in charge of the Mill Mens Hos- 
tel in Steubenville, Ohio. The pur- 
pose of this hostel is to provide a 
worship service at 6 a.m. on Sundays 
for those whose work hours make it 
impossible to attend later, a coun- 
seling service, recreation center snd 
a chapel, where hymnals and Bibles 
are available for meditation. It is 
proving to be a help to steel workers 
in all varieties of circumstances. 


Rev. Garfield H. Thompson, pastor 
of the Methodist Church in SeaforcJ 
L.I., N.Y. is chaplain of the Fire De- 
partment there and is fighting fires, 
along with the firemen, among his 
many other duties. 

Martha (Johnson) and Leon Strunk 
have completed language study and 
are now at Caixa Postal 727, Bahia, 
Salvador, Brazil, South America. The 
Brazilian Methodist Church is organ- 
ized in the city of Salvador but 
Strunks will open new work in the 
suburbs and extend the work on to 
neighboring towns. Their daughters, 
Alycia and Joanna, are growing rap- 
idly and learning Portuguese as well 
as English. 


Mr. and Mrs. Merlyn D. Egle (Mar- 
ilyn Anderson) serve the Grace Con- 

gregational Church in Findlay, Ohio. 
They have four children, David 7; 
Donald, 6; Timothy, 4; and Rebecca 
Lynn, 8 months. They live it 1027 
West Main Cross Street. 




Ted and Doris Smith and family are 
living at R. R., Holmes Bay, East 
Machias, Maine and serve two 
churches there. They are constantly 
busy with their church work and 
children, Daniel, V/z; Teddy 7; Jon- 
athan, 5; and Laura, 4. 

Mrs. Lauradean (Snooks) Kraklin 
and husband, Jack, are now living 
at 27 North Washington Street, Na- 
perville, Illinois, where Jack is at- 
tending Evangelical Theological Sem- 
inary. Formerly he was pharmacist 
at Parke Davis & Co. in Detroit. 

Rev. Owen L. Haifley and family 
have resigned the pastorate in La- 
fayette, Indiana and now Owen is 
Kansas representative of the Bible 
Meditation League, with headquar- 
ters in Hutchinson. 





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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Norris, Jr. 
(Mary Winters), are now living at 309 
Naomi Ave., Arcadia, California, 
where Dick is distributor for Lustre- 
craft of Southern California, with 40 


salesmen under his supervision. 

Rev. and Mrs. (Darlene Eby '52) 
Billy A. Melvin, who formerly served 
the Bethany Free Will Baptist 
Church in Norfolk, Virginia, have 
moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where 
he has been named Executive Sec- 
retary of the National Association of 
Free Will Baptists, with headquar- 
ters at 3801 Richland Avenue. 


Arthur Mercer received the Doc- 
tor of Theology degree from Dallas 
Theological Seminary in May, 1959. 
He is now a member of the faculty, 
teaching theology, at Moody Bible 

H. J. Buwalda now serves Calvary 
Church. Monroe, Michigan. They live 
at 790 Patterson Drive. Their son, 
Dennis, is a junior in high school; 
Herbie is in 4th grade and Jarrett, 
4, is at home. 

Rev. Richard Hover is now serv- 
ing the Bible Baptist Church of Cort- 
land, New York. Formerly he was 
Pastor a nd Music Director of the 
Bar>*ist Church in Binghamton, New 

Rev. Bruce Kline is now pastor of 
the Beacon Hill Congregational 
Church in Seattle, Washington. They 
live at 3905-13th Street. 

Rev. James L. Wiggins and wife 
are now serving as missionaries in 
Hawaii. Their address is Hawaiian 
Methodist Mission. 1000 South Bere- 
tania, Honolulu 14, Hawaii. Jim is 
in charge of youth work on the is- 

Mary Emma Kloofenstein is now 
in Mi'awa, Japan, where she is teach- 
ing 7th and 8th grades and hiqh 
school in the American Dependents' 

Dr. James Oliver has been as- 
signed to 5040 USAF Hospital at 
Anchorage, Alaska. He was gradu- 
?ted from Northwestern University 
Medical school and interned in Chi- 
cago. M's. O'iwer (Arloween Wil- 
liams x'56), Kathleen Jov, 3 and Sta- 
art Douglas, HV, a ro wi f h him. Their 
ad^h'ss is APO 942, Seattle, Wash- 


The Cornells, John, Jeanette (Ba- 
dertscher, x'53, Ruth Ann, Beth and 
Johnny continue their missionary 
work in Venezuela and ask our pray- 
ers for the many country areas that 
can be visited only every few months 
and for all the national workers. 

Hugh D. Sorunger and familv are 
now at 706 West Main Strret, Berne, 
Indiana, for their first furlough from 

Barbara Hovda has now returned 
to Malaya for her second term as 
missionary there She will be at 11 
Penang Road. Kuala Lumpur, Se- 
langor, Malaya. 


The Steiners (Dick and Gladys 
(Cleveland '53), are now in the vil- 
lage of Tshikaoa, Kasai, Belgian Con- 
go, after completing their language 
work in Brussels under the Congo 
Inland Mission Board. 

Joanne Dutro has been assigned 
to work in the field of Christian Ed- 
ucation and is supervising the rural 
schools in the area around Katako 
KoTihe station. Her address is 
M.M.C.C., Katoko. Kombe, Via Lodja, 
Congo Beige, Arfique. 

Kenneth E. Fahl, Ashlev, Indiana, 
is enrolled at Garrett Biblical Insti- 
tute, Evanston, Illino's, for graduate 
study. He rec°ived the B. D. degree 
in 1957 at Asbury Theological Sem- 


James Thomas, 110 Taft Road, 
Muncie, Indiana, was granted his 
B.D. degree from Garrett Biblical 
Institute, Evanston, Illinois, this past 

Norman G. Wheeler and family 
are still in Orion, Illinois, where he 
is teaching biology. This summer he 
completed work for his Master of 
Science degree. 

Bill and Jo»n (Selleek '57) Yoder 
have be°n invited bv the Berlin s°c- 
r°tarv of Justice to counsel with de- 
linouent boys when thev are re- 
leased from prison. This is in addi- 
tion to th°ir Youth for Christ work 
in Germany. 


Stuart and Elizabeth (Johnson) 
Frase have been transferred to Ha- 
waii from the Buffalo office of the 
company for which he works and 
they live at 4151 Nuuanu Pali Drive, 
Honolulu 17. He will teach advanced 
accounting at the University of Ha- 
waii evening school this semester. 

James and Eloise (Olcott) Glebe 
are now serving the Methodist 
Church in Upland. Indiana. He was 
graduated from Christian Theologi- 
cal Seminary in Indianapolis in June, 
1959. During the time he was in sem- 
inary they served the Markleville 

Jacqueline (Chastain) Ingram and 

husband are now at B.P. 41, Nha- 
trang, Viet Nam, where they are sta- 
tioned for language study before be- 
ginning their mission work. They 
request our prayers so they may 
soon be able to communicate with 
the people. 

Mary Dreihaup has recently been 
promoted to the Director of Social 
Welfare in McKean County, Penn- 
sylvania, after working in the office 
for about one year. Her address is 
Box 14, Gifford, Pennsylvania. 

Rev. and Mrs. (Lois Stockman) 
Robert Duffy now live at 1808 Har- 
risonville Avenue, Portsmouth, Ohio, 
where Bob serves the Second Evan- 
gelical United Brethren Church. He 
was graduated from United Theolog- 
ical Seminary in June. 

Rev. Floyd A. Murphy has entered 
the field of evangelism after pas- 
toring a church for 8 years. He, with 
another pastor from Anderson, who 
is in charge of the music and youth, 
form the Ambassadors Gospel Team. 

Ramona Lucht sailed November 28 
for New Guinea where she and an- 
other missionary will be working to- 
gether, translating the Bible to the 
natives who have no written lan- 


John and Joan Chapin live in Caro, 
Michigan where he is head of the 
Guidance Department in the high 

Martha Bailey was married to Fred 
Morrison on December 28, 1959. Fred 
is a graduate of Providence Barring- 
ton Bible College and is in his sec- 
ond year at Gordon Divinity School. 
She teaches physical education to 
grades 7-12 at the Hamilton, Massa- 
chusetts high school. 


Ronald and Wilma (Jorg '59) Trapp 

live in Pasadena, California, where 
he attends Fuller Theological Sem- 


John Landon is enrolled at Garrett 
Biblical Institute, Evanston, Illinois 
for graduate theological study. 

Ralph Bell is attending Fuller 
Theological Seminary at Pasadena, 
California, and his wife has a teach- 
ing position there. 

Rose Marie Lorenzano also attends 
Fuller Seminary at Pasadena. 


Sue Dunham has returned to Bel- 
gium to resume her language stud- 
ies and enter the Tropical Medicine 
Course, after finding it necessary to 
return home due to a back injury. 


James Galford entered Franklin 
Square Hospital in Baltimore this 
fall to begin his studies as a male 
nurse, in preparation for becoming 
a missionary doctor, with tentative 
plans to go to Haiti. 


Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Shickley 
(Joanne Grubbs '47) of Columbiana, 
Ohio, are the proud parents of 
Charles David II, born September 4, 

On August 11, 1959, Donald ('56) 
and Barbara (Benjamin '59) Love be- 
came the parents of Deborah Ruth. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Erb (Kay 
Brenneman '56) announce the birth 
of Jerri Lee on August 13, 1959. 
They live at 5618 Dupont, Flint, 


on Jan. 23. Woodrow is Pastor of the 
Rehoboth Lutheran Church in Econ- 
omy Boro. 

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Janine Rachel arrived August 19, 
1959 to Mr. and Mrs. John R. John- 
son, Frost, Minnesota. John ('58) is 
teaching school there and is spon- 
sor of the youth grouo and directs 
the choir at Blue Earth, Minnesota. 

Congratulations to Edmund ('53) 
and Martha (Whittern x'53) Minnich 
on the birth of Robert Edmund on 
October 19, 1959. They live in Peters- 
burg, Pennsylvania. 

On October 26, 1959, Mr. and Mrs. 
Paul Millikin (Eloise Van Atta), both 
of the class of 1958, became the 
proud parents of a daughter. 

Doreen Elizabeth was born August 
29, 1959 to Mr. ('56) and Mrs. Gordon 
Barrows, who live at Box 372, Spring- 
boro, Pennsylvania. 

Rilev B. ('56) and Ruth (Unken- 
holz '57) Case announce the arrival 
of Cristin Lee on November 14, 1959. 
Riley was graduated with distinction 
from Garrett Biblical Institute at 
Evanston, Illinois, this past summer, 
receiving the Bachelor of Divinity 
degree. They live at Claypool, In- 

Joe ('56) and Doris (Davis x'57) 
Grabill are the proud parents of 
Shamelle Charise, born September 
24. Joe hopes to complete his course 
work on his Ph. D. degree bv spring, 
and then begin his thesis. They iive 
at 324 North Jefferson, Blooming- 
ton, Indiana. 

Rev. and Mrs. Woodrow J. Klinqer 
(Mrs. Ruth Schoeppach) '47 of Con- 
wav Wallrose Road, Economy Boro, 
Freedom, Pa., announce the arrival 
of a baby girl (first one after 4 boys) 

Tom and Dotty (Keeler '56) Hash 
are the happy parents of David 
Thomas, born December 11, 1959. 
They are in charge of the Panama 
Servicemen's Home, Box 3008, Bal- 
boa, Canal Zone. "Big" sister, Cyn- 
thia, is excited over David's arrival. 


On July 18, 1959 Charlotte Justice 
and Charles Saleska, both of the 
class of 1958, were united in mar- 
riage. They now live at 5707 A North 
38th Street, Milwaukee 9, Wiscon- 

Sandra Moore ('59) and Clark Bed- 
ford were married on December 19, 
1959, at the Baptist Church in Jack- 
son, Michigan. 

Leona (Tish) Tieszen ('54) was mar- 
ried to Steve Stoltzfus on October 
10 and they are now living in Tour- 
navista, Peru, South America. 

Phyllis L. Martin '43 and John D. 
Young were united in marriage Oc- 
tober 24, 1959 at St. Paul's Metho- 
dist Church, Elkhart, Ind. Mrs. 
Young is continuing as Minister of 
Music at First Methodist. Church, 
Sturgis, Michigan where the couple 
reside at 105 E. Congress St. 


Large evangelical ch'ldren's home 
in midwest needs both man and 
woman to join the staff as house 
parents for children 12-16 years old. 

Large Methodist Church in North- 
ern Indiana needs Director of Re- 
ligious Education. 

A Baptist Church in large Oh'O 
city needs a minister of youth and 



In the fall of 1893 a young man 
enrolled in a 47-year-old college 
that had no buildings. There were 
no rooms in which to hold classes, 
no dormitory to house students, 
no dining hall in which to feed 
them. Classes were held in store 
buildings and churches in the 
small town of Upland. Students 
boarded and roomed with com- 
munity residents. 

Then, one glorious day in the 
fall of 1894, a beautiful, stately 
red brick tower, atop a new four- 
story college building pierced the 
Hoosier sky for all to know that 
Taylor University was here to 
stay. The young man was there. 

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of Taylor President Thaddeus C. 
Reade, who, almost singlehanded- 
ly financed the construction of 
the new Administration Building 
through the sale of books which 
he authored. One of the books 
sold for 100 per copy. 

The scene changes. Sixty-seven 
eventful years pass. 

The "young man" is now in the 
sunset of life. Thousands of young 
people have graced the halls of 
the historic building in the course 
of nearly three generations. 

Then, in the pre-dawn hours of 
January 16, 1960, a great light 
emblazoned the sky, as huge 
flames, like ocean waves, lashed 
the great tower. Soon the entire 
structure was engulfed in great 
sheets of raging fire. The admin- 
istrative offices, nine classrooms, 
the chemistry department and 
other facilities — all were con- 

The elderly man was there. With 
shoulders bent, his weathered face 
etched with the marks of time, 
the Reverend Enoch Bunner wit- 
nessed the dramatic closing chap- 
ter in the history of one of Chris- 
tion Education's great symbols. 

With His Divine blessing and 
the sacrificial help of friends 
around the ivorld a greater Tay- 
or shall emerge for the glory of 
God and the training of an in- 
creasing number of Christian